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Teacher suspended for bullying learner who committed suicide

Teacher suspended for bullying learner who committed suicide

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The Education MEC suspended a Limpopo teacher on Friday, September 24. The teacher allegedly bullied a 12th grader into suicide.

Khutso Mabiletsa, from Lebowakgomo, allegedly killed herself on September 12. She killed herself after being accused of slandering her teacher on Facebook.

The teacher was suspended following escalating tension in the school and community sought his ouster.


Nare Mafa, the victim's father, stated his daughter Khutso had posted a photo of shoes on Facebook that matched the teacher's. The Limpopo student's Facebook post named his teacher.

According to accounts, Khutso, the alleged victim, was studying at home when the teacher and her husband stormed in. The teacher was enraged at the public humiliation.

Khutso's father claims the teacher intimidated and yelled at his daughter, calling her a failure.

Khutso died shortly after the attack, possibly by suicide. The teen was found hanging from the family's backroom roof.


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Education MEC Khutso Mabiletsa Lebowakgomo Limpopo Nare Mafa


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